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Chunky laptop sleeve

I bought my new laptop about four years ago, after my first PC, a gift for my 18th birthday, crashed on the floor and was irremediably broken. Since then I promised to treat the new one very carefully, to protect it from bumps and scratches, keep its screen clean and update regularly its software. Unfortunately I can’t help it…when it comes to technology I am everything but careful! I use to carry my laptop in my shopping bag without any sleeve, it tastes all my sandwiches and coffee, the wires of its charger and mouse are always insanely tangled and it is better not to talk about the fingerprints and the dust on the screen! However, I decided to make an effort and try to make our life together less shocking for my device, crocheting a special gift just for ‘him’.

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The pattern for this sleeve is very easy and effortless. After having counted the initial chains all you have to do is keeping crocheting in a round until you reach the total length of your laptop.

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The number of your basic chain depends on the width of your device, for mine, a 13 inch laptop, I had to chain 60 using a 3 mm hook.

row1 : ch1, sc in the next 59 st, 3 sc into the 60th st. Sc on the other side of the initial chains and 3 sc into the last ch. Sl st into the first ch.

At the end of row1 your work should look like an oval shape.

row2 -end : ch1, 2 sc into the next st, *skip 1 st and 2 sc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first ch.

edging : ch1, crab st all the way around. Sl st into the first ch.

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To make my sleeve look more precious I added a nice silver charm. I think it looks very elegant and fine and it matches perfectly the grey color of the yarn.

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Now my laptop is finally ready to be carried around wondering a little bit less about getting bumped. I hope you too like this pattern, it is very easy and relaxing to make. By simply adjusting the basic number of chains this pattern will also work perfectly for other devices like your tablet or smartphone. Give it a try and let me know how it turned out! Happy crocheting my dear and see you to the next post. XX

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